Here's the set list from Bon Jovi's Fort Lauderdale show (no bomb threats this time!), with "Saturday Night" returning to the acoustic set.
FORT LAUDERDALE, USA - BANKATLANTIC CENTER - APRIL 19, 2010
Blood on Blood
We Weren't Born to Follow
You Give Love a Bad Name
Whole Lot of Leavin'
Born to Be My Baby
When We Were Beautiful
We Got It Going On
Bad Medicine w/ Bad Case of Loving You [Robert Palmer cover]
It's My Life
Lay Your Hands on Me [Richie Sambora on lead vocals]
Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen cover]
I'll Be There For You
Something for the Pain [acoustic]
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night [acoustic]
Keep the Faith
Work for the Working Man
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Love's the Only Rule
Wanted Dead or Alive
Livin' on a Prayer
Some of you might have noticed that I haven't posted videos from the past couple of shows. Well, for one thing it's hard to know what to showcase on the blog when Bon Jovi have been playing largely unremarkable "vanilla" sets, and I've been too busy to watch everything that gets uploaded in order to filter out the best. That's not to say I wouldn't be happy if I got a set like the one above when the band hits Australia. I'd be hearing songs from The Circle, an album I love, for the first time; there would be five other songs I'd never experienced before, including one from my beloved These Days; and I'd see Jon singing "I'll Be There For You" for the first time. And from all reports and what I've seen on YouTube, the band's actual performances have been great. But when you're not actually AT the show, all you really get is the set list on paper (screen, but you know what I mean) and there hasn't been a lot of variation between shows.
I've said this before but it really is not that difficult to appease 99% of diehard fans. All you need is one or two rarities each night. I've followed several PBPs that went something along the lines of "Boring set, boring set, boring set, *insert rare song* OH MY GOD THIS IS THE GREATEST SET EVER!".
It's true that not everyone will like those songs but you could say that about any song in the set. I know Jon hates the thought of a "lull" during a concert, but then isn't that why he plays abominations like "We Got It Going On" (which, by the way, could be rotated with something like "One Wild Night" or "99 in the Shade" for a similar crowd effect)?
So for complete media guides (including videos) of each show, head to Hath's Circle Tour blog. We're all part of a community here in the Bon Jovi blogosphere and there's no reason why we can't share resources. ;) I'll of course continue to post set lists and other news/interesting things, and embed videos when we get some gems or if there's something kind of unique or cool about a performance. :)